Sustainability & Resilience Manager (maternity cover)

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£51510.0 - £58752 per annum
27 May 2020
08 Jun 2020
Contract Type
This fixed-term contract will begin in August 2020 and is expected to last until October 2021
Interviews scheduled to be held Wednesday 10th June 2020

Essex is committed to enabling inclusive economic growth, helping people get the best start and age well, helping create great places to grow up, live and work and transforming the Council to achieve more with less.

The Sustainability and Resilience Manager leads a project management team to, deliver and evaluate predominantly waste reduction schemes and projects, communication campaigns, reuse and recycling initiatives, to minimise waste, whilst supporting flood prevention and environment activities as required.

As a lead partner in an Interreg Europe project focused on the circular economy, this role also involves managing the project on behalf of Essex County Council.

With strong communications skills and the ability to engage with a number of different audiences, the role will have experience in delivering successful behavioural change projects and an awareness of on-going national trends in terms of waste prevention and reuse. This role will engage with a number of different audiences, building strong collaborative networks and maintaining effective relationships across the Council and partners in the public and private sector.


* Lead a team which is on the front line of environmental waste and flood prevention, communications and activities, delivering direct messages to public and partner organisations.
* Creative thinking, to constructively challenge the norms, to ensure continuous improvement, commercial astuteness, and inspiring others across the Council.
* Deliver timely responses to enquiries from members of the public, external organisations and businesses.
* Responsible for managing budgets regarding feasibility, design and implementation, providing reports depicting best value.
* Responsible for undertaking on-going research to keep abreast of the latest advancements, developments and best practice within related industries.
* Determine the potential impact of statutory and regulatory changes within waste and environment on the Council and its services.
* Lead teams of people to deliver results - drawing together diverse skills and expertise around common goals to build a collaborative, problem solving culture.
* Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

* Educated to Degree level or with equivalent work experience.
* Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
* Strong communication skills with the ability to engage with a number of different audiences.
* Evidence of analytical and systematic approaches to recording and monitoring budgetary spend and service performance data.
* Evidence of building strong collaborative networks and maintain effective relationships across the Council and partners in the public and private sector.
* Strong leadership and behavioural skills with the ability to build a highly performing and motivated team from diverse backgrounds to achieve strategic objectives.
* Experience in managing multi partner externally funded projects
* Experience of influencing and leading change both strategically and corporately in a politically sensitive and complex environment.


We offer an excellent benefits package to all our employees. It is important to us that you have a healthy work/life balance, which is why we offer flexible working solutions.
The package also includes a great central location, which is easily accessible to all road and rail links, a clear career path which will encourage gifted, committed individuals to grow with the opportunity for progression and promotion, a local government pension scheme, up to 29 days annual leave per year, discounted shopping and much more.
More information can be found on the Working for Essex website.

Apply and next steps

Please apply via the Working for Essex website. To support your application, we would encourage you to upload a covering letter or supporting statement as well as an up to date CV when prompted.

Interviews are scheduled to be held Wednesday 10th June 2020 but subject to change.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.